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Mount Uhud

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This article is about a mountain in Medina. For the battle took place near this mountain, see Battle of Uhud.
The location of Mount Uhud to the north of Medina

Mount ʾUḥud (Arabic: جبل أُحُد) is a reddish mountain in Hijaz[1], north of Medina. It is located 4 kilometers north of al-Masjid al-Nabawi.

The Battle of Uhud occurred beside this mountain. Graves of Hamza, the prophet's uncle, and other the martyrs of the Battle of Uhud is beside the mountain and is a visiting site.

Reason for Naming

There are several opinions why it is called Uhud. Some say it is called Uhud because it is separated from other mountains around. It is also said that Allah wanted to name it Uhud because Ansar fought beside it supporting tawhid (the words Uhud and Tawhid have the same root "w ḥ d" in Arabic). It is written that it was called "Anqad" in the Age of Ignorance". Prophet Muhammad (s) loved this mount and said: "Mount Uhud loves us and we love it."

See also


  1. Ḥamawī, Muʿjam al-buldān, vol. 1, pp. 144-45.


  • Fīrūz Ābādī, Muḥammad b. Yaʿqub. Al-Maghānim al-mutaba fi ma'alim tabah. Riyadh: Dār al-Yamāma, 1389 Sh.
  • Ḥamawī, Yāqūt b. ʿAbd Allāh al-. Muʿjam al-buldān.
  • Ibn Kathīr al-Dimashqi, Abu l-Fidal. Al-Sira al-nabawiyya. Edited by Mustafa Abd al-Wahid. Cairo: Maṭbaʿa ʿIsā al-Bābi al-Ḥalabī, 1384 AH.
  • Jaʿfarīyān, Rasūl. Āthar-i islāmī-yi Makka wa Madīna. Tehran: Nashr-i Mashʿar, 1384 Sh.